first_imgRosie & the Riveters premiered their video for I Believe You on last week. (Rosie & the Riveters) Twitter Saskatoon-based singing trio Rosie & the Riveters is gaining international attention for a new song and video in support of the #Metoo movement.The song I Believe You was written by band members Alexis Normand, Allyson Reigh and Farideh Olsen. Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook The video for it premiered on on Thursday. The song also appeared on Spotify Canada’s new music Friday playlist.“I think it just really speaks to the gravity of the situation and the importance of the message we’re sending,” said Reigh. “This message is so much bigger than our band and it’s a message that we hope is healing for survivors and we hope that people who need to hear it are the ones who hear it especially.” Advertisementlast_img read more

21 May 2007United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed concern about the fighting Lebanon and called on all sides to protect civilians. Mr. Ban “is gravely concerned about the fighting in the last two days between Fatah el-Islam gunmen and the Lebanese army,” his spokesperson said in a statement.“The actions of Fatah al-Islam are an attack on Lebanon’s stability and sovereignty,” Michele Montas told reporters in New York.The Secretary-General welcomed the “united stand taken by Palestinian factions in Lebanon denouncing these attacks on the Lebanese army” and called on all sides to do their utmost to protect innocent civilians. “The Secretary-General also strongly condemns yesterday’s terrorist bombing in Beirut,” the statement said, urging the Lebanese “to unite in the face of threats to their stability and security.” read more

“While we continue to provide essential humanitarian support, we must as well attend to development needs in a manner that is complementary, simultaneous and urgent,” stressed Sima Bahous, Chair of the Regional UN Development Group, which is hosting the two-day meeting.“We must safeguard present gains in development and arrest potential roll-back, and at the same time, strengthen recovery and nurture innate capacities for development planning and delivery, so that people –supported by their local institutions— can cope with the ongoing crisis and build back their lives, better,” added Ms. Bahous, who is also the Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States at the UN Development Programme (UNDP).Regional directors and representatives of more than 20 UN agencies, including UNDP, have been meeting in the Jordanian capital of Amman since Saturday to discuss means to harmonize UN responses to the conflict which has killed more than 100,000 people and forced millions to flee their homes within Syria and into neighbouring countries.Almost 97 per cent of Syria’s refugees are hosted in the immediate surrounding region, with around one million in Lebanon, followed by Jordan, Iraq and Turkey.“The spillover of the crisis into its four neighbouring countries is impacting economic and human development outcomes in those countries at the national and local levels,” UNDP has said. Key sectors including investment, tourism, trade and local production are affected at varying levels of intensity, according to the UN agency. The crisis also is raising concerns over possibilities of triggering tensions between refugees and local populations in those countries.The outcome response plan has three main aspects. The first, to support governmental efforts at national and sub-national levels to ensure the provision of quality housing and related services, such as water, sanitation, energy and waste removal, and to rehabilitate and reconstruct the social economic infrastructure.The agencies will also strengthen technical and managerial capacities of municipal governments. That includes, according to UNDP, promoting peaceful coexistence within conflict-affected communities.Turning to livelihood opportunities and sustainable employment, the plan will focus on improving access to markets and financial services, stimulating productive investments, and formulating pro-poor policies to promote private sector engagement.The Regional UN Development Group also agreed to support development inside Syria, by addressing root causes of the conflict and restoring basic services, where possible, in areas of relative peace, and provide support to livelihood activities. The UN agencies also explored means to optimize partnerships and funding mechanisms between national and local authorities and amongst donors, international cooperation agencies and the Organization in order to support the proposed resilience-based development response.“Today, we have made an excellent start on a long journey,” said Gustavo Gonzalez, Sub-regional Coordinator of the Development Response. “As of today, we are rolling our sleeves up.” read more

The absence of the Russians in a Winter Games definitely benefits certain countries more than others — mainly because the Russians are good at many things but not everything. Here are some takeaways from our reimagined Sochi Games:USA takes top spot. The United States leads the medal table now, which is none too surprising considering the U.S. leads the table after the 11 medals were stripped, too.Latvia makes history. Latvia earns the first two gold medals at a Winter Games in its country’s history. The Latvians, like the Russians, are good at the sliding sports, so without the Russians, they nab two golds in men’s skeleton and four-man bobsled — which they deserve anyway because those two Russian medals were among those stripped away.Gracie Bronze. The U.S. women have been left off the podium in the past two Winter Games in the premier event of single figure skating. Aptronymic American hopeful Gracie Gold finished in a disappointing fourth in Sochi, but she sneaks onto the podium now.China improves its haul. The 2022 hosts specialize in short-track speed skating, a series of events that the Russian men dominated in Sochi. In the adjusted table, the Chinese add five medals, making them the biggest mover in the medal standings.The alpine events go untouched. The Russians are seldom a factor on the slopes, and the 2014 skiing results stay the same. So if there are any countries where the Russian ban means the least in terms of medal haul, it’s the alpine powers of Switzerland and Austria. Likewise, Canada and the U.S., which traditionally rule the snowboarding events, will see a lesser effect because the Russians are not particularly notable at that either, despite collecting some hardware in Sochi.Thanks to the speedy work done by The New York Times, we can start to put together a picture of the implications of winning medals in Pyeongchang, which will host the games that are due to start in just 65 days. Of the 102 events at next year’s games, Russian athletes would have been likely medal contenders in 32 of them, based on their performances at the most recent world championship-level event for each sport. In particular, Russia seemed primed for a big showing in cross-country skiing: Russian athletes had finished within the top five positions in eight of the sport’s 12 events during their latest world championship-level contests.Russia has long been a power player at the Winter Games, with dominating performances in certain events over the years, particularly at Sochi. If the Russian athletes are not in South Korea in two months, it will be the other Winter Olympic mainstays that could receive a boosted chance of medal glory. The International Olympic Committee’s suspension of Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping leaves us in uncharted territory. Previous Olympics have been held without a Russian presence,1The Soviet Union didn’t participate in the Olympics until 1952 and boycotted the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. but there’s never been a doping ban of this magnitude in Olympic history, and Russia (or the Soviet Union) has been at every Winter Games since 1956.To get a sense of how this ban may affect the other countries, we recalculated the Sochi results to see what the medal table would look like without the Russians. Eleven Russian medals have already been stripped in the doping fallout, but those lost golds, silvers and bronzes were never backfilled and remain vacant. Of course, it’s very possible that many of the Russian athletes, including some of Sochi’s medalists, will still compete in Pyeongchang under the IOC banner.2Individual Russian athletes are permitted to participate in the games as long as they meet certain criteria and are deemed “clean,” though they cannot compete under the Russian name and flag. But for this experiment, we will show the effects of the Winter Games losing all Russian competitors.In our exercise, we simply bumped up anyone who finished behind a Russian at Sochi. If the Russians swept the podium, like they did in men’s 50-kilometer mass start cross-country skiing, we awarded medals to those who finished fourth through sixth. read more

OSU junior forward Marc Loving (2) looks to deliver a pass while Penn State freshman guard Josh Reaves (23) tries to slow him down in a game in the Big Ten tournament on March 10 in Indianapolis. OSU won, 79-75. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorDespite being left out of the NCAA tournament field after seven consecutive appearances, the Ohio State men’s basketball team will still get a taste of the postseason.The National Invitational Tournament announced its 32-team bracket Sunday night, in which the Buckeyes (20-13, 11-7) earned a No. 3 seed.OSU is scheduled to take on sixth-seeded Akron (26-8, 11-5) in the first round Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. The Zips, who are making their first NIT appearance since 2012, won the Mid-American Conference’s regular-season title. They fell to Buffalo in their the conference championship game Saturday night on a last-second 3-pointer. OSU played Akron in the first round of the NIT in 1989, defeating the Zips 81-70. The first three rounds of the NIT, which is, essentially, a consolation prize for schools like OSU, are played at the campus sites of the higher-ranked team. The semifinals are slated for March 29 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, while the championship game is set for March 31 at 7 p.m. As the regular season progressed and the young Buckeyes continued to struggle to find their stride, it seemed like they were destined for the NIT. An upset win over then-No. 8 Iowa on Feb. 28 inflated OSU’s chances to take part in March Madness, but tallying just one win in the Big Ten tournament before being bounced by Michigan State on Friday night sealed the Buckeyes’ fate. Speaking to the media after his team’s 81-54 loss to the Spartans, coach Thad Matta said because of his team’s youth, he would welcome any opportunity to continue playing additional games.“We need practice, we need as much as we can get, there’s no question about it,” Matta said Friday night. This marks just the second time an OSU team coached by Matta will play in the NIT. The first time was in 2008, when the Buckeyes won five games en route to capturing the tournament title. Matta likened that team to this year’s squad because of the amount of freshmen on each roster. The current Buckeyes have six first-year players, while the 2008 team had five. “I think it paid dividends for them,” the coach said about the NIT for his 2008 freshmen.Redshirt sophomore guard Kam Williams said Friday it didn’t matter which tournament his team ended up in, or who they would play. “We’re just going to prepare for whatever comes next,” he said, later adding, “hopefully we get a better result.”OSU, which went 3-10 against teams that made the NCAA tournament, is the only team from the Big Ten in the NIT. As for the NCAA tournament, seven of the Buckeyes’ conference counterparts received berths, highlighted by Michigan State, which is a No. 2 seed. read more

first_imgTerra Drone South Africa has shown off its surveying expertise to Sibanye-Stillwater, with one of its drones successfully navigating a 3m x 3 m tunnel at one of the gold and PGM miner’s underground assets.A simultaneous localisation and mapping-equipped drone was able to realise “stable automatic navigation” under a “non-GPS environment,” Terra Drone said. The result was the generation of a highly accurate 3D model.Terra Drone said the many injuries caused by fall of rock incidents in Africa could be somewhat alleviated through the use of accurate surveying and inspection.“We believe that this technology (drone mapping) will improve safety and work efficiency in Africa’s mining industry in the future,” the company said.Teppei Seki, Terra Drone Chief Operating Officer, said he was delighted to have carried out such a demonstration with Sibanye-Stillwater. He said the company would now focus on volume calculation by “making 3D measurements of stopes, survey and inspection for ore path and vertical shaft with Sibanye-Stillwater”.The collaboration is expected to be a “giant step” towards opening up the development of more underground mines in Africa in the future, he added.Terra Drone is a leading commercial drone technology company that is expanding. It has a branch in South Africa along with nine others in the world covering mining, oil & gas and electricity solutions.last_img read more

← Previous Story WC 2011 Semifinals: Danes against Spain – France with Sweden Next Story → Ciudad Real signed Ukranian giant – Shevelev The IHF Council has decided in Malmö: Denmark (women) and Qatar (men) will host the World Championships 2015. IHF President Dr Hassan Moustafa announced this decision on Thursday 27 January 2011. More than 100 media representatives attended the announcement.Denmark was the only bidding candidate for the Women’s World Championship after Korea had withdrawn their bid. Aside Qatar, Norway, France and Poland bid for the Men’s World Championship. All nations presented their biddings to the IHF Council this morning. “All four presentations were very good, it was a very close decision between four top handball nations,” Moustafa said.The upcoming World Championships will take place in Brazil (Women 2011), Spain (Men 2013) and Serbia (women 2013). read more

first_img Share15 Tweet Email2 Image: DPA/PA Images Friday 7 Apr 2017, 7:50 AM Apr 7th 2017, 7:50 AM JEMIMA SUMGONG, THE first Kenyan woman to win an Olympic gold in the marathon when she triumphed in Rio last year, has failed an out-of-competition dope test, athletics officials said Friday.The 32-year-old, who is also the reigning London Marathon champion, tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO in a test by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in her native Kenya.“The IAAF can confirm that an anti-doping rule violation case concerning the athlete Jemima Jelagat Sumgong (Kenya) has commenced this week,” the IAAF said.“The athlete tested positive for EPO following a no-notice test conducted by the IAAF in Kenya,” the sport’s ruling body added.“This was part of an enhanced IAAF out-of-competition testing programme dedicated to elite marathon runners which is supported by the Abbott World Marathon Majors group. The IAAF will make no further statement about this case until its conclusion.”Sumgong starred at the London Marathon last year, defying the odds to win despite suffering a bruising fall.Steeled by her success in London, she then became the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic marathon gold, defeating Ethiopia’s world champion Mare Dibaba in Rio to confirm her status as the world’s top marathon runner of 2016.Before claims of a positive drugs test emerged, Sumgong vowed to defend her London title on April 23.But Tim Hadzima, general manager at Abbott World Marathon Majors, organiser of the world’s largest marathons including London, said the organisation was “distressed” by the reports, adding: “if true, they indicate that we are gaining ground in our long-standing fight against doping”.At the Rio Olympics, Sumgong defied temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius (82F) to claim an historic gold medal in a race that finished at the city’s famed Sambodromo.“I was never worried that I’d lose,” said Sumgong, who added that victory made up for a disappointing showing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “At the 40 kilometre mark I knew the gold was mine.”Tarnished imageEarlier this year, Sumgong was one of a number of top Kenyan athletes who welcomed a new initiative to eradicate doping, which has tarnished their image, agreeing to be monitored by doctors appointed by the IAAF and Athletics Kenya.“It will be easy for us now to communicate with these doctors before we take any medicine when the need arises,” said Sumgong.The move came after an investigation by German television channel ARD and Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper last July alleging that doping was rife at the elite training centre in Iten. 17,970 Views By AFP Sumgong’s former training partner, the 2014 Chicago and Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo, is serving a four-year ban after also testing positive for EPO.Kenyan athletics boss chief Jackson Tuwei has warned that any athlete who failed to comply would not be selected to represent the country in international competitions.“Forty-nine athletes have been found to have violated the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) code in the past five years but were cautioned according to the laws of the land and WADA code,” said Tuwei.News of Sumgong’s test was welcomed by other athletes. US distance runner Emma Coburn, a bronze medallist in the 3,000m steeplechase at last year’s Olympics, applauded the IAAF’s out-of-competition testing.“Out of competition testing is so important!! Well done, IAAF. I hope to see more productive results from no-notice out of competition tests,” Coburn tweeted.(C) AFP 2017Forty years on from the Grand National’s first female jockey, women in sport still have fences to jumpNightmare quadruple-bogey costs Spieth in unpredictable start at the Masters 26 Comments 2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist fails out-of-competition drugs test Jemima Sumgong was the first Kenyan woman to win the race. Jemima Sumgong after winning gold. Image: DPA/PA Images Jemima Sumgong after winning gold. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgThe investigation found that the agency is swamped with applications and has failed to meet state and federal mandates for processing them in a timely manner. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Ombudsman led an investigation into the Alaska Division of Public Assistance following a steady flow of complaints regarding delays in processed applications and payments of assistance benefits. Currently the legislature is faced with two different versions of the state operating budget from the House and Senate. The House’s version would fund 41 temporary workers at the Division of Public Assistance, while the Senate’s budget does not include any funding for the positions. Governor Bill Walker has requested the Legislature approve the funding for the additional positions.center_img One of the most crucial recommendations in state Ombudsman Kate Burkhart’s report of the investigation is to add personnel to deal with the communication problems and a backlog of roughly 20,000 applications. Since January 2016, the Alaska State Ombudsman has received a steady flow of complaints about delays in processing applications for and payment of public assistance benefits, as well as complaints about the lack of a meaningful way to contact or receive a response from the Division of Public Assistance (DPA) about the status of applications.last_img read more

first_imgDebt-ridden Planet Out Inc., the gay and lesbianpublisher, has agreed to sell its magazine and book publishing businesses to Here,a New York-based gay television network.The deal—which includes gay titles Out and Advocate—isvalued at $6 million, according to the San Francisco Business Times, wherePlanet Out is based.The company’s Web portals—gay.comand—are not part of the deal. “We believe that the divestiture of our publishing businesses will enable [us] to devote all of our attention and resources to our core online businesses,” Planet Out CEO Kevin Magee said in a statement accompanying the deal announcement. In February, Planet Out reported a$51.2 million loss for 2007.Interestingly, the company’s revenuesplit has seen a decline in the online segment and an increase in its printrevenue. In 2005, online revenue accounted for 87 percent of the total, accordingto the paper. In 2006, Web revenue accounted for 54 percent; in 2007 51percent.Planet Out—which employs 237—hasoffices in both New York and San Francisco.last_img read more

first_imgOngole: The Andhra Bank Ongole zone organised customers meet in the conference hall of Ongole branch on Tuesday. The Ongole zone DGM P Ramakrishna answered all the queries from the customers and announced that the Andhra Bank has earned Rs 52 crore as profit in the last quarter. He said that in Prakasam district, the bank is operating 58 branches and 75 ATMs to record annual turnover of Rs 5,609.47 crore. In them, he said that they are disbursing Rs 3,239.22 crore as loans including Rs 324.89 crore to self-help groups, Rs 1,710. 23 crore to agriculture, Rs 63.57 crore to education, Rs 302. 06 crore to housing and Rs 879 crore to MSME industries, and collected Rs 2,370.25 crores as deposits. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us He announced that the bank is reducing interest rates on housing and education loans from August 16, as they are reducing 25 basic points on base rate. The DGM also said that the Andhra Bank is involved in helping all communities with a bouquet of schemes and programmes to include them in the development of the society. Assistant general managers P Simhachalam and N Ganesh and other bankers also participated in the programme.last_img read more

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comHundreds of Howard University students are participating in a sit-in for the fifth straight day after last week’s report that approximately $1 million in financial aid funds had been misappropriated, causing a national scandal, Black Twitter uproar, and the Internet’s gift- memes of the alleged student embezzler, Tyrone Hankerson Jr.Led by the student group, HU Resist, the student activists have occupied the Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Administration Building and presented the administration with a list of demands.  The list of demands include, an end to “unsubstantiated tuition hikes”, actively fighting “rape culture” on campus, more housing accommodations for students looking to live in gentrifying D.C. neighborhoods, the “immediate resignation” of Wayne A.I. Frederick, the school’s president, and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.Howard University students hold a press conference about the protest in the Administration building. (Photo by Edgar Brookins for the AFRO)The students are using Twitter as a mobilizing force and are regularly updating their page in order to ask for support, such as financial, food, and sleeping bags, and keep followers abreast of their work and progress.After protesting through the weekend and Easter holiday, the group’s April 2 tweet, asked for help with food supplies.“Thank you to everyone that has provided support and food.  We are in need of hot food for lunch.  We need vegan/ vegetarian options as well.  Please dm [direct message] us if you’re willing to help.”Even in their requests for support, the student group is even giving back to the community.“Yesterday we continued our Food Pantry and donated some of our excess food to homeless members of the community. We managed to feed about 500 people,” the organization wrote.According to The Root, Veritas1867, the person who originally posted the now deleted Medium article that anonymously leaked the financial aid scandal and named Hankerson as one of the main culprits, said that the student protestors are “just getting started”.“The alumni and the board want to make this about numbers but this is really about people, and about how they’ve been abused,” Veritas told The Root on Sunday.Veritas, who prefers the pronoun “they” called Howard’s president “a bully who intimidates people. He’s done that to faculty he’s done that to students for years. And he has gotten away with it. The reason this thing has gone on for so long is that people were afraid of him, but this time we’re not afraid.”Vertias said, “Chase,” the student informant who provided what they called proof of the financial aid scandal, is experiencing intimidation from Howard’s community after his name was leaked through various social media sources.“They want to humiliate him and silence him,” says Veritas. “And sadly, it’s working. He’s in a whole other state, he doesn’t want to talk to press. He’s not at ease,” they said.Veritas said they and HU Resist are now standing in solidarity with Chase and other struggling students.““It’s time for new leadership. Alumni and the administration think this is about financial aid but the truth is that [Frederick] has created a culture at the university where people don’t hold people accountable,” Veritas said.The students met with the administration on Sunday and at least one of their demands, extending the housing application deadline to May 1, was met.“We have no plans to leave until our demands are met,” they said.last_img read more

first_img Like birds? Love skateboard games? Then maybe you’ll be down for some skateBIRDING? Skatebird, a new game from indie developer Glass Bottom Games, takes everything you like about skateboarding titles like Tony Hawk Pro Skater and infuses it with a hefty dose of adorableness. And a teeny tiny bird to top things off.It’s exactly what it sounds like: You play as a tiny bird who likes to grind rails, pull off ollies, and kick flip its way to victory. The game will be rife with adorable skating objectives that you can complete by using button presses instead of analog stick gestures or other more complicated combos. There may be an influx of cute games coming in over the next few months, but this one may very well take the cake.“You may be tiny, and alone, but the more you skate, the more following you get on Tweeter (the premier bird social network) — the more the cozy world of bird skating will open up,” reads the official Skatebird description. “You’ll make friends, birds will come check out your park, and maybe you’ll even host events! Above all else, skate birds just try really hard.”It’s true – Skatebird is clearly trying its best, against all odds, as you can see in the announcement trailer. Just look at that logo! It just screams Thrasher, right? It’s just like Skate 3, if all the skate parks were made of office accessories and cute desk decorations.Looking forward to getting your hands on Skatebird? You can get your tiny little feathered wings on it when it flutters to PC, Mac, and Linux in 2019. Unfortunately, there’s no concrete release date for it just yet, as Glass Bottom Games has cited a “coming soon-ish” debut for the skateboarding birb.We’ll have to brush up our skills with Tony in the meantime.More on Are the Games You Should Check Out This Month11 Games to Play When You’re Finished With ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’The History of ‘Super Smash Bros 64’ Stay on target Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits last_img read more

first_imgGender stereotyping in baby boys and girls may start as young as three months and men recognise gender of the new-born babies based on the pitch of their cries, researchers reveal. Adults often wrongly assume babies with higher-pitched cries as females and lower-pitched cries as males.The findings revealed that inspite of no actual difference in pitch between the voices of girls and boys before puberty, the study found that adults make assumptions about the gender of babies based on their cries. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“It is intriguing that gender stereotyping can start as young as three months, with adults attributing degrees of femininity and masculinity to babies solely based on the pitch of their cries,” said David Reby from the University of Sussex in Britain. The team recorded the spontaneous cries of 15 boys and 13 girls who were on average four months old and the participating adults were a mixture of parents and non-parents.They synthetically altered the pitch of the cries while leaving all other features of the cries unchanged to ensure they could isolate the impact of the pitch alone.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe results also indicate that men assume that boy babies are in more discomfort than girl babies with the same pitched cry which may indicate that this sort of gender stereotyping is more ingrained in men. “The research shows that we tend to wrongly attribute what we know about adults —that men have lower pitched voices than women — to babies, when, in fact, the pitch of children’s voices does not differ between sexes until puberty,” added Nicolas Mathevon from Hunter College in the US in the paper published in the journal BMC Psychology.last_img read more

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Detectives described the 49-year-old nurse as a narcissistic psychopath.Police found a confession note in which he wrote “there’s a devil in me.” The killings happened in 2011.Chua was found to have injected insulin into saline bags and ampules. Other nurses who were not aware of the tampering then used them, leading to insulin overdoses.Most of his victims recovered but two died and a third suffered a brain injury.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LONDON (AP) — A nurse was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for the murder and poisonings of patients at a British hospital.Victorino Chua will have to serve at least 35 years before his release can be considered. He was convicted of killing two patients at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, near Manchester.Judge Peter Openshaw said Chua had committed “a dreadful crime and he must now pay the price.” Sponsored Stories 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Check your body, save your life Comments   Share   Ben Southam, Senior Crown Prosecutor from the CPS North West Complex Casework Unit, talks to the media outside Manchester Crown Court, Manchester England, Monday, May 18, 2015, after nurse Victorino Chua was found guilty by a jury of murdering and poisoning hospital patients at Stepping Hill Hospital. A medical mystery that began four years ago with unexplained deaths in a British hospital ended Monday when a “frustrated” nurse was convicted of using insulin to murder two patients. The 49-year-old nurse, a father of two daughters, was also convicted of trying to poison 20 other patients during what police called a reign of terror at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, 200 miles (320 kilometers) northwest of London. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

first_imgState doctors union PASYKI want to be included in the dialogue concerning employment issues between the ministry and hospital staff committee, its chairman Sotiris Koumas said on Tuesday.In a statement, PASYKI welcomed Monday’s announcement by Finance Minister Harris Georgiades unfreezing 185 nursing positions at state hospitals, as well as the introduction of employment contracts of at least six months, replacing much shorter contracts that had been on offer so far. It added that they would like to see the unfreezing of a number of positions for doctors as well.“At the same time however, we feel the need to criticise our non-participation in the announced dialogue,” the announcement said. It said PASYKI represents the majority of state doctors and it is “unthinkable for decisions to be announced that concern us without us having a say”.The union said they expect a detailed briefing from the finance ministry and the joint staff committee, made up of officials from the government and civil servants union PASYDY.The announcement came after Georgiades said PASYDY would be involved in a dialogue concerning the transition into rendering state hospitals financially and administratively autonomous, and any outstanding issues.Koumas told the Cyprus Mail that PASYKI does not have a representative on the joint staff committee despite that it has repeatedly asked to be included.Commenting on hospital autonomy, which is the first step toward the implementation of the National Health Scheme (NHS), Koumas said that hospital autonomy “has a very wide meaning”.“Nobody knows its provisions yet,” Koumas said. “We as PASYKI were the first to propose the state hospitals’ administrative and financial autonomy, so yes we are in favour of such a move, however, we need to know what the employment terms will be. Unless we see the actual plan, we cannot say anything concrete”.He added that to achieve hospital autonomy needs a lot of planning. “If hospital autonomy fails, we will be left without state hospitals,” Koumas said.He added that the problems the state hospitals face must be urgently addressed before autonomy is implemented. Among the problems, he said, are understaffing, overcrowding of hospitals and lack of medical equipment.“How are we going to get state hospitals to be competitive against private ones if we don’t address these issues,” he asked.last_img read more

first_imgPolice arrested a couple, residents of Paphos, accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, assault and abandoning the scene of a car crash on Monday evening.A 52-year-old man reported to police at 6.20pm that a little earlier, while he was driving on the road from Polemi to Stroumbi, his car collided with a vehicle coming from the opposite direction.The driver of the car was a woman and a man was a passenger in the vehicle, he told police.After the crash, the male passenger allegedly attacked the 52-year-old, punching him in the head. The man and the woman then left the scene in their car.Officers soon found both of them. The man, 38, seemed to be drunk and displayed aggressive behaviour when they approached him, police said.The suspect and the driver, his 30-year-old wife, were arrested at 10pm.Both cars were slightly damaged by the accident. The motorist who was hit was not injured.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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